Unfair regional pricing makes DNF Duel, JoJo’s and Capcom Fighting Collection tough sells

How much is too much to pay for a videogame? The old wisdom is more than $20, but it’s probably fair to draw the line when a game is seven times more expensive in your region compared to competing titles. With Capcom Fighting Collection, DNF Duel and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R all on the way one thing has become clear – they are all far too expensive to buy in international markets at local currency. Let’s go over the numbers.

CEO 2022 Preview

The FGC hits sunny Daytona Beach, Florida for CEO 2022 and all the hits are here for your viewing pleasure this weekend. Starting this Friday, June 24th we’ve got 3 whole days of fighting game action with a healthy mix of old and new so let’s talk about schedules and streams right here.

MultiVersus Closed Alpha Impressions

This past week I’ve had the opportunity to partake in a closed alpha test of MultiVersus so I’ll be sharing my thoughts and feedback based on my experience with it. I played the entirety of the test on a PC. If you’re unfamiliar, MultiVersus is an upcoming platform fighter with an emphasis on “doubles” or 2-vs-2 format. The character roster draws from the IPs of publisher Warner Bros, so Bugs Bunny and Taz can trade blows with Superman and Wonder Woman among others. The game is scheduled to enter open beta in June and will be entirely free-to-play and supports cross-play with all target platforms (PC via Steam, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Playstation 4 & 5.)

Combo Breaker 2022 Preview

Perhaps the most anticipated of fighting game majors since the return of “offline” is going down this weekend – It’s Combo Breaker 2022. With a stacked lineup of both main-stage games and a concerted effort for community tournaments in “All In Together”, we’ve got a lot of fighting action to watch. Let’s preview the schedule and streams right here.

The TO Desk #9: Vortex Gallery ╳ Evo 2022!

It’s Official! The folks at 956 Productions will be running all of the Evo 2022 side events! We talk about applying to volunteer for Vortex Gallery 2022 at Evo, the tournaments we’d like to see folks run, the Soulcalibur III Meta & give a sneak peak for our plans for a VeRy special next episode of The TO Desk!

Event Preview: World Serpent Championship 2022

BlazBlue Centralfiction’s premiere online event returns this weekend, stronger than ever before. The World Serpent Championship hosted by Chickzama will play out across 8 global regions with rollback netcode for the first time. With tournaments kicking off this weekend you won’t want to miss the strongest showing yet. Let’s talk about schedules, streams and format.

The TO Desk #8: Winter Gaiden Wrap-up, We’re going to EVO & Vegas stories!

The TO desk is a show dedicated to telling the perspectives of organizers inside the FGC. Winter Gaiden is on its last weekend and we go over a few details before getting into the big news – we’ll be back at EVO 2022. We’re talking what we do, how we do it and sharing a few stories from the years of side events in the Mandalay Bay. Shib’s never been – so he’s gotta know.

Capcom’s new Community License for Street Fighter V tournaments is a dangerous misfire

Capcom’s foray into another year of supporting competitive Street Fighter V has begun with a controversial new precedent. On Monday afternoon Capcom announced the Street Fighter V Community License Agreement via the Capcom Fighters Twitter account, which is a set of policies that events must comply with so the organizers can apply for legal permissions to run SFV tournaments. The policy has left many organizers and players with more questions than answers and threatens to poison the well for grassroots Street Fighter in a totally unnecessary way. Let’s talk about the License and what it could mean for Street Fighter’s presence in tournaments if this remains as-is.

The TO Desk #7: Winter Gaiden Strive! Evo Show, Capcom Legacy Collection & More Games!

We’re coming at you in the midst of our Guilty Gear Strive weekend for Winter Gaiden! After a recap of our first 3 tournaments we cover the news. EVO makes its first plays and Smash ain’t one of them. Plus, a ton of new games are coming! Updates are coming! Very busy year for fighting games. Stick with us for a big talk about the Capcom Fighting Collection and what it means for retro communities.